What to do when iPhone is stuck with the Apple Logo on screen

This article addressed various methods to fix iPhone stuck with Apple’s logo on the screen and recommended the most compatible tool with all iOS versions, Perfix.

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Bradley | Aug 20,2021
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What to do when iPhone is stuck with the Apple Logo on screen

Our smartphones have become part of our lives as they play a crucial role in our daily activities from communications to data sharing thus, any time we incur problems with our phones such as an iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, this will hinder our normal activities.

In this article, we look at how we can fix this regardless of our iPhone model.

Part 1: Why iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo?

Some of the possible reasons behind your iPhone showing the Apple logo are:

1. iPhone has been updated with an iOS system or transferred data process, which corrupted the software.

2. iPhone has been jailbroken, resulting in a boot loop.

3. iPhone crashing damaging some internal components or hardware.

4. Restoring or transferring a corrupted file from iCloud or iTunes backup.

Now that you have seen the possible reasons why iPhone is stuck with the Apple logo in the next sections, we look at how we can fix this.

Part 2: iPhone Stuck with the Apple Logo? Let’s fix it

1. Restart your iPhone

A hard forced restart of your iPhone may be the fix you need to the glitch but this will vary depending on your iPhone model.

  • iPhone 6S or earlier: Long press the home button (the round button at the bottom of the display) and the Power button all at once until Apple’s logo vanishes and reappears on your screen, then release.
  • Force to restart under DFU Mode - iPhone6 and earlier versions
  • iPhone 7: Long press the Power and Volume Down button up to when Apple’s logo vanishes then reappears on the screen.
  • Force to restart under DFU Mode - iPhone7s
  • iPhone 8 or newer models: For this model, be keen on the process to avoid ending up texting your SOS contacts. Press then release the up volume button also, press and release the down volume button also, long-press the side button up to when Apple’s logo disappears then reappears.
  • Force to restart under DFU Mode - iPhone8

This might have solved your issue already but if not, check for other methods in the article.

2. Use Perfix to repair without losing data

Mobitrix Perfix is a third-party tool that fixes all your iPhone issues regardless of what version of iOS you are using. Perfix is the most rated tool in fixing iPhone stuck with the Apple logo with just one click.

Mobitrix Perfix

To use Prefix:

Step 1: Download and launch Perfix on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer. Waiting for detecting your device and Click star.

Step 3: Select “Standard Repair” option.

Perfix Standard Repair Mode

When the repair done, you will have regained access to your iPhone and the Apple logo will have been removed.

Perfix has many advantages:

  • Easy to use and effective, with Perfix, you don’t need to have iTunes or Finder.
  • Your data will be kept intact as your device is repaired.
  • Professional, the tool will help you figure out the issue and repair it quickly.
  • Prefix is supported by all iOS versions

3. Update Your IOS in Recovery Mode

This method tries to fix iPhone stuck with Apple’s logo displaying on the screen in a scenario that your iPhone was interrupted during an update.

The first step is to connect your phone via a USB, to a computer that has iTunes installed then force restart your iPhone to enter recovery mode. If not sure how to force restart your iPhone model, please refer to the first section of this article.

While restarting, release the buttons once you see a pop-up asking you to connect to iTunes.

Open iTunes, and when prompted to choose an operation, choose to update. This will fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo error.

Moreover, another cause of the error could be your iTunes is not updated, ensure you have an updated iTunes, the steps to update iTunes are shown below.

For Windows users:

  • Open iTunes and click the top bar.
  • Select "Help" from the drop-down menu and then click "Check for updates".
  • Follow the instructions to update once the process starts.

For Mac users:

  • Go to the App Store by clicking on the Apple menu.
  • Click on Update, iTunes will be updated.

This method is however unfavourable as:

  • Too many steps are involved hence complicated to use for some users.
  • iTunes has to be downloaded and installed.
  • There is no fixed method for models of devices.

4. Restore factory settings

iphone black screen via dfu

Before using this method, note that it will erase all data ensue you have a backup. Once you are sure that you can stand to lose the data, enter the recovery mode as shown in the previous section. Once in recovery mode, choose to “Restore” instead of “Update”.

Cons:

  • Your data of iPhone will be erased.
  • Need to use iTunes and the mothed is complicated.

5. Use DFU Mode

DFU (Device Firmware Update) should be the last resort if neither of the above methods worked. This method completely flushes your iPhone removing any new updates or code.

iphone black screen via dfu

Connect via a USB cable, your device to the computer via USB cable then follow the instructions below.

iPhone 6S or earlier models:

  • Long press the Sleep button while pressing the home button for like 8 seconds after which you release the Sleep button but still hold the home button.
  • Keep pressing the home button up to when your iPhone is recognized by the computer.

iPhone 7 or Plus:

  • Long press the Side button while pressing the volume button for like 8 seconds after which you release the Side button but not the volume button.
  • Keep pressing the volume button until your iPhone is recognized by the computer.

iPhone 8 or newer models:

  • Press then release the volume up button, similarly for the volume down button.
  • Long-press the side button of the phone. Once you see a black screen, long-press the volume down button.
  • Long press these buttons, release the Side button after 5 seconds while keeping the volume down button pressed.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions that will display.

Cons:

  • Your data of iPhone will be erased.
  • Need to use iTunes and the mothed is complicated.

Part 3: What if no method worked so far?

Don’t panic! If you still haven’t found a solution, book an appointment with Apple Support. Moreover, you can still visit an Apple Store nearby for your device to be fixed.

Summary

In summary, iPhone helps us communicate having it not working as it should is stressful. The article addressed various methods to fix iPhone stuck with Apple’s logo on the screen however, most of these methods proved complicated. Perfix on the other hand is the most recommended as it is easy to use and is compatible with all iOS versions.

If still stuck you should seek official help from Apple.